Guest Post: Christmas in Merlington by Richard Pickard

Hello everybody! Today, it is the final (official) day of a Golden Christmas, and we have 2021 debut author Richard Pickard here to tell us what Christmas is like in the setting of The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy. Onto the post!

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Five Festive TV Episodes I Love by Ava Eldred

Hello everybody! Today, for the penultimate day of blogmas, we’re joined by 2021 debut author Ava Eldred, whose book the Boyband Murder Mystery is fantastic, and who I met because she was live tweeting a Grey’s Anatomy rewatch and then her first time watching This Is Us, and I’m a huge fangirl for both. Thank you for putting up with my incessant replies to those threads, Ava! Onto the post!


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The Bookish Christmas Tag

Hello everybody and welcome to day 22 of a Golden Christmas. I’ve completed the Bookish Christmas tag, which I found on this blog, and I had a lot of fun answering these questions. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: Queen Viella’s Christmas Speech by Chloë Perrin

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to be welcoming Chloë Perrin, who wrote His Royal Hopeless, to share the queen in their book’s version of a Christmas speech. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: Explaining my Christmas Decorations by Julia Tuffs

Hello everybody! Today, I’m very excited to have a guest post from 2021 debut author Julia Tuffs, who wrote one of my favourite YA books I’ve read all year. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: A Festive Short Story by Elle McNicoll

Hello everybody! Today, for a Golden Christmas day 17, I am unbelievably excited to be bringing you another short story, which was written by the wonderful Elle McNicoll, with characters you’re sure to recognise. I absolutely loved reading this when Elle sent it to me, and I hope you do too. Onto the post!


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A Christmassy Q and A with Pip Murphy

Hello everybody! Today, we’re joined by Pip Murphy, who’s written many books, but most recently some younger middle grade mysteries set in Cornwall, for a Christmassy Q and A. Onto the post!


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Guest Post: the Gifts I’d Give My Characters by Clare Povey

Hello everybody! Today, for blogmas day 15, we have another 2021 debut author, Clare Povey, who’s written a post about the gifts she’d like to give all her characters. Onto the post!


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Reviews: the Modern Age

Hello everybody! Today, I have a review post for you, which isn’t totally themed around festive books but a few do pop up throughout, and they’re all middle grade contemporary. Onto the post!


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Q & A: Festive Facts and Other Fun Stuff!

Hello everybody, and welcome to day 10 of blogmas! Today, I’m going to be answering some questions people sent me on social media, a lot of which turned out to be festive, so I really hope you enjoy reading my answers. I always worry I’m too boring for this kind of post but I really like doing them! Onto the post!


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